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[movies]Tom Rielly delivers a comic sendup of TED2006 - TED.com
Satirist Tom Rielly delivers a wicked parody of the 2006 TED conference, taking down the $100 laptop, the plight of the polar bear, and people who mention, one too many times, that they work at Harvard. Watch for a special moment between Tom and Al Gore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; comedy; culture; performance; 2006
Downloads: 254
[movies]Nora York sings "What I Want" - TED.com
Nora York gives a stunning performance of her song "What I Want," with Jamie Lawrence (keyboards), Steve Tarshis (guitar) and Arthur Kell (bass).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; entertainment; live music; music; poetry; short talk; singer; 2006
Downloads: 72
[movies]Joe DeRisi solves medical mysteries - TED.com
Biochemist Joe DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA. His work may help us understand malaria, SARS, avian flu -- and the 60 percent of everyday viral infections that go undiagnosed.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; global issues; illness; medicine; science; technology; virus; 2006
Downloads: 105
[movies]Michael Shermer on strange beliefs - TED.com
Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; faith; illusion; religion; science; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 140
[movies]Ursus Wehrli tidies up art - TED.com
Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art -- by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; entertainment; humor; performance; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 103
[movies]Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen - TED.com
Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; demo; design; interface design; technology; 2006
Downloads: 106
[movies]Penelope Boston says there might be life on Mars - TED.com
So the Mars Rovers didn't scoop up any alien lifeforms. Scientist Penelope Boston thinks there's a good chance -- a 25 to 50 percent chance, in fact -- that life might exist on Mars, deep inside the planet's caves. She details how we should look and why.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; geology; life; science; technology; universe; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 100
[movies]Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas - TED.com
In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Buddhism; God; culture; global issues; happiness; peace; religion; TEDSalon 2006; 2006
Downloads: 37
[movies]Mena Trott on blogs - TED.com
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; blog; business; communication; community; culture; design; entertainment; software; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 255
[movies]David Perry: Are games better than life? - TED.com
Game designer David Perry says tomorrow's videogames will be more than mere fun to the next generation of gamers. They'll be lush, complex, emotional experiences -- more involving and meaningful to some than real life. With an excerpt from Michael Highland's film "As Real as Your Life."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; entertainment; gaming; technology; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 64
[movies]Stewart Brand on squatter cities - TED.com
Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; future; global issues; poverty; short talk; technology; 2006
Downloads: 85
[movies]Rives remixes TED2006 - TED.com
Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; memory; performance; poetry; short talk; spoken word; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 254
[movies]Rob Forbes on ways of seeing - TED.com
Rob Forbes, the founder of Design Within Reach, shows a gallery of snapshots that inform his way of seeing the world. Charming juxtapositions, found art, urban patterns -- this slideshow will open your eyes to the world around you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; beauty; business; design; exploration; photography; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 63
[movies]Sirena Huang dazzles on violin - TED.com
Violinist Sirena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; entertainment; music; performance; prodigy; violin; wunderkind; 2006
Downloads: 349
[movies]Bill Joy: What I'm worried about, what I'm excited about - TED.com
Technologist and futurist Bill Joy talks about several big worries for humanity -- and several big hopes in the fields of health, education and future tech.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; future; health; science; technology; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 61
[movies]Steven Johnson tours the Ghost Map - TED.com
Author Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of The Ghost Map, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; cities; culture; design; epidemiology; health; history; map; science; urban planning; 2006
Downloads: 136
[movies]Alan Russell on regenerating our bodies - TED.com
Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; cancer; design; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2006
Downloads: 125
[movies]Robert Wright on optimism - TED.com
Author Robert Wright explains "non-zero-sumness" -- the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point -- and how we can use it to help save humanity today.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; cooperation; culture; global issues; war; 2006
Downloads: 106
[movies]David Pogue says "Simplicity sells" - TED.com
New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology’s worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; computers; entertainment; interface design; media; music; performance; software; technology; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 248
[movies]Jill Sobule sings to Al Gore - TED.com
A happy song about global warming, from Jill Sobule.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; climate change; environment; guitar; music; performance; short talk; vocals; 2006
Downloads: 256
[movies]Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do - TED.com
Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; politics; potential; psychology; 2006
Downloads: 1,723
[movies]Jamais Cascio on tools for a better world - TED.com
We all want to make the world better -- but how? Jamais Cascio looks at some specific tools and techniques that can make a difference. It's a fascinating talk that might just inspire you to act.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; culture; future; global issues; social change; technology; 2006
Downloads: 69
[movies]Rick Warren on a life of purpose - TED.com
Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains his belief that God's intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Christianity; God; culture; happiness; leadership; philanthropy; religion; 2006
Downloads: 391
[movies]Dan Dennett's response to Rick Warren - TED.com
Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; God; atheism; brain; cognitive science; consciousness; evolution; philosophy; religion; 2006
Downloads: 316
[movies]Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity - TED.com
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; culture; dance; education; parenting; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 376
[movies]Clifford Stoll on ... everything - TED.com
Clifford Stoll captivates his audience with a wildly energetic sprinkling of anecdotes, observations, asides -- and even a science experiment. After all, by his own definition, he's a scientist: "Once I do something, I want to do something else."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; science; technology; web; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 290
[movies]Bob Thurman says we can be Buddhas - TED.com
In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; Buddhism; God; culture; global issues; happiness; peace; religion; 2006
Downloads: 808
[movies]Stew says "Black Men Ski" - TED.com
What happens when a black man visits Aspen? Singer/songwriter Stew and his band are about to let you know.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; live music; music; performance; poetry; race; short talk; sports; 2006
Downloads: 232
[movies]Larry Brilliant wants to stop pandemics - TED.com
Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Google; TED Prize; collaboration; disease; epidemiology; global issues; health; science; technology; 2006
Downloads: 77
[movies]Peter Gabriel fights injustice with video - TED.com
Musician and activist Peter Gabriel shares his very personal motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS -- and tells stories of citizen journalists in action.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; activism; arts; collaboration; culture; film; global issues; music; social change; state-building; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 440
[movies]Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs - TED.com
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; computers; culture; engineering; invention; materials; science; social change; technology; third world; 2006
Downloads: 62
[movies]Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child - TED.com
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; One Laptop Per Child; children; design; education; entrepreneur; global issues; philanthropy; social change; technology; 2006
Downloads: 46
[movies]Julia Sweeney on letting go of God - TED.com
Julia Sweeney (God Said, "Ha!") performs the first 15 minutes of her 2006 solo show Letting Go of God. When two young Mormon missionaries knock on her door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Christianity; Featured; God; arts; atheism; comedy; culture; performance; religion; storytelling; theater; 2006
Downloads: 243
[movies]Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - TED.com
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; demo; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 113
[movies]Amy Smith shares simple, lifesaving design - TED.com
Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; alternative energy; death; design; engineering; global issues; haiti; industrial design; invention; 2006
Downloads: 88
[movies]Phil Borges on endangered cultures - TED.com
Photographer Phil Borges shows rarely seen images of people from the mountains of Dharamsala, India, and the jungles of the Ecuadorean Amazon. In documenting these endangered cultures, he intends to help preserve them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; activism; arts; culture; design; education; film; global issues; photography; social change; storytelling; world cultures; 2006
Downloads: 99
[movies]Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet - TED.com
Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined -- and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; culture; disease; food; global issues; health; health care; science; short talk; 2006
Downloads: 308
[movies]Saul Griffith on everyday inventions - TED.com
Inventor and MacArthur fellow Saul Griffith shares some innovative ideas from his lab -- from "smart rope" to a house-sized kite for towing large loads.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; arts; collaboration; design; innovation; invention; materials; open-source; product design; technology; 2006
Downloads: 256
[movies]Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - TED.com
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; antidepressants; cognitive science; culture; evolution; gender; love; psychology; relationships; science; sex; women; 2006
Downloads: 213
[movies]Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning - TED.com
Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; culture; education; global issues; library; open-source; technology; web; 2006
Downloads: 242
[movies]Jehane Noujaim wishes for a global day of film - TED.com
Jehane Noujaim unveils her 2006 TED Prize wish: to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; TED Prize; arts; culture; entertainment; film; global issues; peace; social change; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 59
[movies]Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto - TED.com
In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; New York; activism; business; cities; environment; green; politics; pollution; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 287
[movies]Al Gore on averting climate crisis - TED.com
With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; climate change; culture; environment; global issues; politics; science; sustainability; technology; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 125
[movies]Ethel performs "Blue Room" - TED.com
The avant-garde string quartet Ethel performs the third movement from Phil Kline's four-part suite "The Blue Room and Other Stories." Searching melodic lines show off the deep, emotional musicality of these passionate players.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; cello; collaboration; culture; entertainment; live music; performance; short talk; violin; 2006
Downloads: 282
[movies]Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture - TED.com
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; activism; architecture; collaboration; culture; design; disaster relief; global issues; invention; open-source; philanthropy; social change; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 116
[movies]Rives controls the Internet - TED.com
How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives' unique talent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; death; entertainment; love; parenting; performance; philosophy; poetry; short talk; spoken word; technology; web; 2006
Downloads: 73
[movies]Burt Rutan sees the future of space - TED.com
In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; aircraft; business; design; engineering; entrepreneur; flight; industrial design; invention; rocket science; science; space; technology; transportation; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 139
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